On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1873

  • May 3 Nicoline Magdalene Roll Anker, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den), born in Møre og Romsdal, Norway (d. 1942)
  • May 3 Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician and general, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1945)

Howard Carter

May 9 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, born in London (d. 1939)

  • May 9 Lilian Mary Baylis, English theatrical manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater), born in London (d. 1937)
  • May 9 Anton Cermak, American politician (44th Mayor of Chicago, 1931-33), born in Kladno, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1933)
  • May 10 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor
  • May 10 Jan Kalf, literary/art historian (Preservation of museums)
  • May 17 Dorothy M. Richardson, English novelist (Pilgrimage), born in Abington, Berkshire (d. 1957)
  • May 17 Henri Barbusse, French novelist (Le Feu), born in Asnieres, France (d. 1935)
  • May 21 Emil Ermatinger, Swiss literature historian, born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland (d. 1953)
  • May 21 Everard Verachtert, Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
  • May 21 Hans Berger, German neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and inventor of electroencephalography (EEG), born in in Neuses, German Empire (d. 1941)
  • May 23 Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)
  • May 26 C.G.N. de Vooys, Dutch translator and founder (New Taalgids), born in Gouda, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • May 26 Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1958)